L-39 jet fighter experience in Deauville Normandy
Experience this jet fighter flight in the L-39 over the coast of Normandy and the D Day landing beaches. This is a fantastic jet fighter ride, taking off from Deauville. After meeting with the crew and getting suited, you will take of from Deauville airport and enjoy a fantastic scenic flight along the coast until you reach the aerobatic spot where you will enjoy loops and barrels and other traditionnal aerobatic figures. Deauville is also a great place to spend a weekend, with great food and nature to enjoy and relax before and after your fighter jet flight.
Flight times vary from 30 to 60mn – see Book your flight for prices.
How to get to Deauville
Multiple train options available from Paris or by private plane or helicopter to Deauville Airport (LFRG) – there are no regular domestic flights to Deauville.
What happens before your L-39 flight in Deauville?
At the time of booking, choose your flight duration:
30-minute flight: Fly over the Normandy coast between the cliffs of Etretat and the beaches of Omaha Beach.
45-minute flight: Extend your flight to Mont Saint Michel.
The flight plan is also determined based on the weather of the day.
Before the flight:
We will need to receive your medical certificate of no contraindication to the practice of an aerial sport (same as for a parachute jump), which can be issued by a general practitioner.
The day before the flight, be well rested and avoid alcohol.
What happens during a fighter jet flight in Deauville?
Upon arrival at the airfield, you will be greeted by the flight team and your pilot. Then you will follow a pre-flight procedure:
- Trial of flight equipment (suit, helmet)
- Briefing: General characteristics of the L39 – Technical presentation – Cockpit familiarization – Flying technique – Flight chronology – Safety briefing – Ejection seat.
- Pre-flight visit: take a technical tour of the aircraft with the instructor.
- Briefing and reminders of safety rules inside the cockpit.
- Once seated in the plane, the pilot will start the engine and begin to taxi towards the runway.
The fighter jet experience:
L-39 flights are usually broken down into three phases:
- A discovery phase with gentle evolutions to feel the sensations of the fighter jet. This may involve a few rolls or other figures, low-altitude flying to feel the speed…
- A discovery flight phase to enjoy the beauty of the landscapes.
An acrobatic phase: the pilot will search for a acrobatic axis to perform an acrobatic program with all possible figures: loops, rolls, cuban eight… Thrills guaranteed!
- During the entire flight, the pilot and the passenger are in constant communication so that the passenger can share their flight experience and possibly ask for fewer or more evolutions depending on their tolerance to G.
The pilot always flies according to the passenger’s tolerance to G – the acceleration force – to make the flight as enjoyable as possible and to prevent the passenger from getting sick.
Your flight is recorded: This L39 fighter jet ride is recorded – a wide-angle video made with a GoPro that films the passenger’s face and gives a good view of the surroundings.
What you will see during your fighter jet experience
Flying over Deauville and the surrounding area, you can see the picturesque coastline of Normandy with its dramatic cliffs, as well as the sandy beaches that stretch along the shoreline. You might also see the historic Mont Saint Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and other landmarks such as the Château de Caen, the Normandy Bridge, and the town of Deauville itself with its famous horse racing track and casino. The views from the air can be breathtaking, and experiencing them from the cockpit of a fighter jet like the L-39 Albatros would certainly be an unforgettable adventure.
30mn flight: fly over the Normandy coast between the cliffs of Etretat and the beaches of Omaha Beach.
45mn flight: you will push the flight to the Mont Saint Michel
Optional – Flight in Formation/Patrol
This flight in Deauville can be done in formation
The patrol flight is done with two planes that fly in formation.
Fly close to each other. The proximity of the aircraft is impressive.
Then the planes separate for acrobatics: loops, avalanches, taking Gs… We promise you maximum sensations. The pilot is in constant communication with you and will adapt to your wishes/abilities.
Out of acrobatics, at the full and entire discretion of the pilot, you can take the controls for a few moments, in dual control, and feel the sensations of flying a fighter jet.
Then the planes gather again in formation, before returning to the ground for a soft landing.
After the flight in L-39
You will have a debriefing time with the pilot, and you can also take pictures with the pilot around the plane.
You will be tired… So take the time to recover. Flying in a fighter plane is a tiring experience, especially because of the G-taking, which requires a lot of energy. So after the flight, take your time before heading back to the road, especially if you’re driving.
Other things to know about the L-38 flight in Deauville
Two to three people can accompany you on the base, but you are of course the only one flying.
Flights are possible on a few dates, twice a year, usually in May and October. Get in touch for more information.
Our fighter pilots
The pilots are highly qualified with a cumulative total of more than 23,000 flight hours, including L-39, Rafale, Mirage 2000, F/18 Super Hornet and Super Etendard. In addition to the instruction and the flight, you will have the pleasure to share the experience of the open and passionate pilots, whose only goal is that you live an extraordinary experience!
Conditions and restrictions
Do not suffer from heart problems. Not suffer from neurological problems.
You will be asked to sign a waiver of responsibility and understanding of the risks of flying in a fighter jet.
Medical certificate of no contraindication to the practice of an air sport is required.
Be over 16 years old.
Must not be more than 1.90m tall, weigh less than 50kg, and not more than 105kg.
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If not, postponement to a later date.
How to book your jet fighter experience
To book your fighter jet experience, simply email us with your required flight experience.
We will send you a booking form, check your date for availibility.
If it is available, you will be booked in!
Payment will be done by sending you a payment link via our bank – CIC Bank – payment is secured, done on the server of our bank (we do not have access to your banking information).
After the admin is done, we will send you all the relevant information to prepare for the flight experience and get to the airfield.
We remain available for any question at all times!
Check the prices of the L-39 fighter jet experience in Deauville
All the prices are on our Booking Page. All prices in Euros.